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Obama Political Advisor: Unemployment Isn't that Important to Voters


A real howler from The Hill:

“The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers,” Plouffe said, according to Bloomberg. “People won’t vote based on the unemployment rate, they’re going to vote based on: ‘How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and my family?’ ”

The remarks will likely irritate Democrats who think Obama and his political team have taken their eye off jobs.

Read the whole thing here. We can’t speak for Democrats, but we imagine the 14 million Americans out of work, and the millions more underemployed, may be plenty irritated by Plouffe’s remarks. There is delusion and then there is willful ignorance. We know how we’re voting.


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